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Transforming Congregations : Transformations Series - James B. Lemler

Transforming Congregations

Transformations Series

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Published: 1st April 2008
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At once "travel guide" and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?

  • Each volume of the series will:
  • Explain why a changed vision is essential
  • Give robust theological and biblical foundations
  • Offer a guide to best practices and positive trends in churches large and small.
  • Describe the necessary tools for change
  • Imagine how transformation will look

How can our patterns of congregational life and mission renew themselves and adjust to changing culture without selling out what Episcopalians stand for? How can local faith communities stay resilient and hopeful? What styles and practices of spirituality do most to enrich our mission?

These are some of the questions James Lemler poses in this book on mission for clergy and congregational discussion. As with evangelism, there is both good and bad news about Episcopalians and mission. Lemler also provides a variety of models for moving forward in mission and hope, to a more abundant future.

Series Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Shall We Gather at the River?p. 1
Whitewater Conditionsp. 30
The Vital Congregationp. 62
Communities of Transformationp. 94
Practicing Transformationp. 127
A Guide for Discussionp. 167
Resourcesp. 173
Notes and Sourcesp. 177
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ISBN: 9780898695847
ISBN-10: 0898695848
Series: Transformations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Church Publishing Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.17  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.27